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Absentee (Early) Voting

Absentee Voting By Mail

Absentee ballots can be requested at or by completing an application and returning it by mail, fax or email.

You can apply for a ballot at any time, but be sure to leave enough time for your application to be processed and the ballot mailed out. Your returned ballot must be received by Election Day.

Tracking Your Ballot

Voters can track the status of their absentee ballot at

Returning Your Ballot

Absentee ballots can be returned in person or by mail. Ballots returned in person must be dropped off to New Hope City Hall no later than 3 p.m. on Election Day. You may drop off ballots for up to three other voters. Please note: You must show identification with your name and signature when returning a ballot for someone other than yourself. Ballots cannot be dropped off at polling places on Election Day.

Ballots returned by mail must be received by Election Day.

Absentee (Early) Voting In Person

New Hope residents can vote early with an absentee ballot at New Hope City Hall beginning 46 days prior to an election. City Hall is open for voting Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extended hours will be available the Saturday prior to an election (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), the day before the election (open until 5 p.m.).

More Information

Other Absentee Ballot Services

Military and/or Overseas Voters

Absentee voting procedures are available for members of the military service (including spouses and dependents) and voters residing outside the United States. Voters are advised to allow plenty of time for this process.

Contact the Hennepin County Elections Office at 612.348.5151 for further information on this process. Also see the Minnesota Secretary of State's Military and Overseas Absentee Voting information.

Delivery of Absentee Ballots by Others

The following voters may authorize an agent to pick up and return their absentee ballots for them (only during the seven days prior to an election):

  • Patients in hospitals, residential treatment centers and nursing homes

  • Residents of group homes

  • Residents of domestic abuse shelters

  • Residents of assisted living facilities

  • Voters who are disabled

  • Voters who would have difficulty getting to the polls because of incapacitating health reasons

If you are currently living in a residential facility but not sure if it meets the qualifications listed above, please ask the administrator of your facility.

In order to have an agent deliver your ballot, you must complete the Request for Agent Delivery of Absentee Ballot Form (PDF) and the Absentee Ballot Application.

You must have a preexisting relationship with your agent. The agent will use the completed forms to pick up a ballot, bring the ballot to you, and return your completed ballot to the county auditor or city clerk. Each agent is only allowed to deliver and return ballots for a maximum of three voters. This activity may only occur the seven days preceding an election. Ballots can be picked up until 2 p.m. on Election Day, and completed ballots must be returned by 3 p.m. on Election Day.  

Valerie Leone, 
City Clerk
4401 Xylon Avenue North
Phone: 763-531-5117

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